Archive for August 4th, 2007

New flat things

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

In looking at my purses, after years of washing them, wearing them, loving them they needed to be replaced. And, since I’ve been playing around with my rubber stamps I decided to make a new purse. The end result was really lovely. Newpurse
I started by stamping 3 images onto white cotton. Using Lumiere and Pearl EX powders (by Jacquard) I painted the background. I used Copic markers to color the faces, hair and some of the chothing. Then I used Prismacolor pencils to add shading and highlights to the faces and necks.
While this was drying I gathered my collage bits and threw them down onto a pinkish cotton batik. I decided where to place the painted fabric and ironed a bonding sheet to its back. This set the paints and pencils. I do wash my purses, so needed to make sure everything was set.
Using decorative threads in my sewing machine I free motion sewed randomly all around the fabric. First, though, I placed fine netting over the colllaged bits to keep them in place.
Hand dyed trim was added and the purse sewn together. I’m still embellishing it, but did add some beaded flowers along one edge. The strap hasn’t been added yet. I’m using a Lucet to create a strong strap and will machine sew it in place.

I’ve also made more bookmarks. These are simply too fun, and so easy, to make.